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5 Day DRC Gorillas and Nyiragongo trekking Safari

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Mount Nyiragongo was an active volcano that was home to the largest lava lake in the world, and getting there would involve a five-hour, five-mile hike to the summit. As we packed our bags after breakfast and spoke about what lay in wait for us, I struggled to calm the butterflies in my stomach


  • This tour starts and ends at Kigali International airport.


Day 1 : Arrival
Upon arrival at Kigali international airport, meet and greet by our driver-guide and transfer to Gisenyi for overnight at Paradise Malahide Hotel.
Day 02: Gisenyi- Virunga NP
After breakfast, transfer to Grande Barriere border(Rwanda-DRC border) crossing at 10:30 A.M and check in with Virunga tourism office by 11:15am. Receive gorilla and volcano trek permits at check-in which must be presented at the start of each trek. Once check-in is complete, visitors will be transported to Kibumba and overnight at Kibumba Tented Lodge
Day 03: Gorillas trekking- Virunga NP
After an early breakfast at Kibumba Tented Camp, trekkers will head down the hill to meet their Ranger guides and have a briefing before the gorilla trek. Treks usually require 1-3.5 hours of hiking each way, depending on location of the gorilla group being trekked and the difficulty of the terrain. After spending the allotted hour with the gorilla family group, trekkers will make their way back to camp, enjoy a late lunch and have the rest of the day at leisure, including time for nature walks and bird watching.
Day 04: Nyiragongo Volcano trek- Ascending
After breakfast in Kibumba, guests will be transported to the Kibati Ranger Post at 8:15am, departure point for the Nyiragongo volcano trek. On arrival to Kibati, guests will receive a briefing and will have the opportunity to hire porters. The climb up the volcano will take around four to six hours and trekkers will overnight on the summit.
Day 05: Nyiragongo Volcano trek- descending- Kigali
In the early morning, leave the crater rim and start the descent back to Kibati and average descent time is four hours. Once at the bottom, transfer back to Goma with drop-off at the Grande Barriere. Meet your guide and drive to Kigali for drop off at the airport.


  • All ground transport in 4x4 vehicles
  • Accommodation on full board
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Nyiragongo permit
  • Bottled water
  • DRC visa
  • Kigali-DRC border transfers
  • flights( we can advise the best and cheap options)
  • tips
  • alcoholic drinks

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